Ticats finalize 2018 coaching staff

June Jones and Jerry Glanville are together again.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Jones unveiled his staff Thursday, and Glanville will serve as the club’s defensive co-ordinator. Last year, Glanville was a guest coach during the CFL club’s training camp.

Jones and Glanville have coached together multiple times in both the NFL and NCAA, most recently at the 2016 East-West Shrine game.

The colourful Glanville, who dresses in black and has left tickets at will call for Elvis Presley, was also on the Atlanta Falcons coaching staff during Jones’s tenure as a quarterback with the club (1977-81). Jones later replaced Glanville as Falcons head coach in 1994.

Glanville spent four seasons on the sidelines with Atlanta and also served as Houston Oilers head coach from 1985-89. The 76-year-old native of Perrysburg, Pa., has a 60-69 regular-season NFL coaching record and a 3-4 playoff mark.

Glanville last coached at Portland State from 2007-09, compiling a 9-24 record.

Jones enters his first full season as Hamilton’s head coach. He replaced Kent Austin on an interim basis last season but was hired on a full-time basis after leading the Ticats to a 6-4 finish to the campaign.

Orlondo Steinauer returns to Hamilton after spending last season as the defensive co-ordinator at Fresno State. He’ll be the Ticats assistant head coach after serving as defensive co-ordinator from 2013-16.

Dennis McPhee will be Hamilton’s defensive line coach for the sixth straight year. He heads into his 16th season with the Ticats dating back to 1995.

Corey Grant also returns for a sixth season with Hamilton. After serving as running backs coach the last three years, Grant adds the assistant offensive co-ordinator’s title to his job description.

The remainder of Jones’s staff includes: Dan Morrison (quarterbacks); Dennis McKnight (offensive line); Williams Fields (defensive backs); Craig Butler (special teams, defensive assistant) and Jarryd Baines (assistant receivers coach, offensive quality control).

“With a wealth of football knowledge, experience at all levels, and a nice blend of leadership and potential, we’ve assembled a very skilled and hard-working coaching staff for 2018,” Jones said in a statement. “We’re very excited to build on the foundation that was laid last season and look forward to kicking things into high gear as we prepare for training camp.”



22 Comments on Ticats finalize 2018 coaching staff

  1. I take it June Jones will be the offensive coordinator as well as Head Coach?

  2. Barry McCawkiner // March 1, 2018 at 4:15 pm //

    Who is Dennis McKnight and when did he get a new role? When did he have a role to begin with? And what happened to Dennis McPhee???? Pathetic!

    • McKnight has been with the team for the past 1-2 years. Was the special teams coach last year.

    • Garney26 // March 1, 2018 at 7:31 pm //

      What about the staff is Pathetic in your multitude of coaching experience?

  3. dangerdan21 // March 1, 2018 at 4:23 pm //

    Can’t wait for ticats to implode again
    so glad I stop buying tickets to the Scott Mitchell circus

    • Garney26 // March 1, 2018 at 7:35 pm //

      And the rest of us are glad you stop coming as well. Heres an idea if you dont like the current team go comment on something else.

  4. Where’s the defensive coach?

  5. These are coaches that have not been previously mentioned that they’ve reached agreements with. Notice no mention of Steinauer or Glanville or the QB coach; JJ’s guy from last year. Assume he’s back too. JJ will be OC again, with Grant’s help. No mention of Fantuz. I can see him going from player to coach. He was a big help to Jones last year.

  6. Ron Montgomery // March 1, 2018 at 5:54 pm //

    Shame Phillip Lolley is not coming back

  7. Garney26 // March 1, 2018 at 7:32 pm //

    Glanvilke is the defensive coach. This has been reported on many times. Jones will over see offence and coach O will fill in the blanks

  8. Edward Leslie // March 1, 2018 at 8:27 pm //

    Barry, Dennis McPhee is back for his 16th year on the coaching staff. Read the whole article, not just the heading.

  9. Dennis McPhee are you kidding me he is a joke. He doesn’t know how to run the D line. Its time to get a new coach who knows how to call the shots and rotate players on and off to keep them fresh and keep the pressure on!!!

    • You appear to not know who calls the shots during the games. The DC does, according to scheme and playcall.

      And I disagree — McPhee has done very well regardless of personnel he’s had to work with.

  10. Who’s the special teams coordinator?

    • Great question that should be addressed in the article or at least high lighted. No ST coordinator is in place… so is the coaching staff really finalized?
      Craig Butler is listed as Assistant ST and Assistant Defensive coach.

    • Steve J. // March 3, 2018 at 8:45 am //

      Do you guys not read past the title of the article…??

  11. Craig Butler

  12. As far as McPhee’s abilities are concerned, once Rheinbold was gone and Lolley took over, the D Line performed real well. Tracy had the most sacks in the CFL thee last half of the season. Not bad for a guy who doesn’t know what he’s doing.

  13. Glanville is here just because he is Jones’ buddy. It is definitely not for his coaching abilities. I remember when he coached Houston mediocre at best not a money coach as his College record proves. Steinhauer’s re-emergence has become much clearer and Jones ability to put the team first has to be questioned with this hiring.

  14. tim bits // March 2, 2018 at 2:12 pm //

    how about Russ Jackson as quarterback coach..

  15. Tim Carson // March 5, 2018 at 8:48 pm //

    The staff is a joke. They will do exactly what they did last year. Likely worse. Jones isn’t going to live up to the expectations that are had for him, Glanville will do as well as he did his last coaching job 20 years ago…ticats fans be prepared for another disappointing season. Thanks for handing us another East Division Championship.

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